After a visa interview, there are two potential outcomes, the consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa. In some instances, the consular officer may request additional information to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. In such cases, further administrative processing is required. Administrative processing times vary based on individual circumstances. Learn what it means to be placed in “Administrative Processing” and the steps that can be taken to move the case forward.
When a foreign national (alien) applies for a visa to work in the United States, withdrawal of the visa application is not a matter of right. Find out more about the withdrawal of a visa application for admission at a US Port of Entry.
The maximum time period a TN visa can be issued per admission is three (3) years. When determining the period of admission the reviewing CBP Officer can take several factors into account. We discuss these factors and how long your TN visa will be valid here.
The L-1B visa classification enables US employers to transfer “Specialized knowledge” employees from an affiliated foreign office to an office in the United States. For the employee to qualify for transfer the employer must establish that the employee meets the minimum requirements for the L-1B visa classification. Find out how to prove your employee meets the L-1B Specialized knowledge requirements.
On June 10, 2022, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rescinded the requirement for a negative pre-departure COVID-19 Test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 for all airlines or other aircraft passengers arriving in the United States from any Foreign Country.
When a petition or application is approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) an I-797 Notice of Action is issued. The original I-797 Notice of Action contains two parts. One part is to be retained by the employer and one part is to be retained by the employee. We discuss the USCIS I-797A and I-797B Notices of Actions here.
In some cases, an F-1 Student’s status and employment authorization expire before the H-1B visa can be issued on Oct. 1. This creates a gap between the expiration of the F-1 status and the beginning of the H-1B visa status. Qualifying F-1 students with a gap before the start of their H-1B visa are allowed to remain in F-1 status under the “H-1B Cap-Gap Extension.” See if you qualify for the H-1B Cap-Gap extension.
In the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USCMA) there is no specific requirement for English language ability. However, your ability to speak English may be a factor in considering your ability to perform the duties of the position offered. See how your ability to speak English might impact your TN visa application.
Effective May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has permanently suspended the public inquiry telephone line. You are no longer able to call the NVC to inquire about your pending applications. Find out how the suspension of the NVC telephone line impacts your ability to contact the NVC.
On June 1, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began the implementation of premium processing through USCIS Form I-907 for certain pending Form I-140 Immigration Petitions for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.